Man Drowns Near Captain Cook Monument

May 16, 2019, 2:45 PM HST (Updated May 16, 2019, 5:04 PM)

The Hawai‘i Fire Department responded to a drowning near the Captain Cook Monument at Kauhou Bay on Thurday, May 16, 2019, at 10:32 a.m.

Captain Cook Monument. Wikimedia Commons Image.

Keauhou Fire Station personnel arrived at Keauhou Bay and awaited for the arrival of the Hula Kai snorkeling vessel. Upon arrival of the vessel, crew members were performing CPR on a 77-year old-male. 

The Hula Kai snorkling vessel found one of their guests, a male, face down and unresponsive in the water. The guest was brought on board and  CPR/AED initiated by crew members. The vessel brought the patient to Keauhou Boat Ramp where fire personnel from the Keauhou fire station awaited their arrival. Advanced Life Support Protocols were initiated and the patient was transported to Kona Community Hospital with no change in status.


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